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  1. melynbeth

    melynbeth Member
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    If I download the pdanet tethering app to my htc hero, will my ipod touch be able to work off my phone?
    I know it's probably a stupid question but I am new to all of this.
    I know there is a free version and paid version of that app.....which should I get? Again, be kind, I'm a newbie!

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  2. anderson620

    anderson620 Well-Known Member

    Your iPod should have no problem finding the wireless signal sent by your Hero. I have an Eris, which is virtually the same thing, so I would assume most of this will hold true. The differences between the paid and free versions varies, but the two most popular, PDANet and EasyTether, limit online time and block secured sites (https:, such as Facebook) I have not extensively used any of these because my Eris is rooted so I have a different wireless tether.
    Most things should see your connection, assuming they support ad-hoc mode, which is all the android platform will currently support. Laptops, iPods, should be fine, but it probably won't be recognized by any other android devices. Happy tethering!
  3. KitsapAndroid

    KitsapAndroid Android Enthusiast

    I have the free versions of both of these cause I wanted to see which was better before I paid. I have never been limited on the time I can use it and I have yet to run into a website it won't load. I use FB all the time while running either one. I don't know where you got that info from, but from personal experience I have not found it to be true.
  4. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    Pdanet is a wired tether. You need the root app wireless tether to run your ipod. I don't believe you can run your ipod with your current setup... I could be wrong, though.
  5. KitsapAndroid

    KitsapAndroid Android Enthusiast

    This is true. However, if the computer was using the tether, then I think iPod could use it as well if he plugged it in via USB. Don't know though cause I don't own an iPod.
  6. anderson620

    anderson620 Well-Known Member

    PdaNet for Android FAQ

    *Under "What is the difference....*


    Question #2

    I must admit, I've not used these programs long enough to see the access expire, but that seems to be the placed limitations.
  7. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Android Enthusiast

    Are you asking if you can connect the Ipod via Wire to the Hero? Even Wirelessly? I don't think that is possible other than maybe the remote possibility of file transfer, in that case you would be looking more for it via adhoc networking... which is why I'm assuming the mentioning of PDAnet. There are some other apps that could try to do it (network connecting the two devices) but ultimately I think it will fail. Maybe tell us exactly what is it you wish to accomplish if and at all if the two devices were to connect and communicate.

  8. KitsapAndroid

    KitsapAndroid Android Enthusiast

    Huh. I guess it's possible that I have not hit the 14 day mark yet with PDAnet. As for easytether, I use it for secure sites, so I don't know. Maybe I just got lucky. I don't use the tethering that much either, so maybe that helps. Though I did leave PDAnet on all night one time at a friends house, so who knows?
  9. melynbeth

    melynbeth Member
    Thread Starter

    I have an ipod touch and would like to be able to use the internet on it when there aren't any wifi spots near. I thought if I could tether my phone, then it could pick up the signal from it. I'm probably wrong though, huh? LOL!
  10. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    I don't think you can unless you're rooted. The wifi tether app (for root users) makes the phone a wifi hotspot. But you can't root your phone unless you are still on 1.5.
  11. sprucebeach

    sprucebeach Member

    The only thing that's time-limited in the free version of PdaNet is the ability to connect to https sites. That expires in 14 days.

    Then you haven't passed 14 days. I can confirm that after 14 days I could no longer connect to https sites.

    No, PdaNet supports Bluetooth tethering with Android 2.0 and higher.
  12. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    Waiting patiently for the developers to hit this recent update.
  13. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    No, PdaNet supports Bluetooth tethering with Android 2.0 and higher.[/QUOTE]

    I did not know this. Thanks for the clarification. I use wifi tether when I need it, but have pdanet installed for the drivers because of the sync issue.. It is good to know, in case I need it.

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